Use of Intravenous tPA for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

Patient Management

With a goal to improve functional outcomes, IV tPA should be offered and may be given to selected patients with acute ischemic stroke within 3 hours after symptom onset at institutions where systems are in place to safely administer the medication. The increased risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) should be considered when deciding whether to administer IV tPA to patients with acute ischemic stroke. (B)
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Overview

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Use of Intravenous tPA for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department

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